Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Spartan epple tree is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Spartan has been enormously popular in the UK for so many years it might come as a surprise to learn that this is actually an American apple, raised 1926 from a Mc Intosh cross. One of the top 10 most satisfactory garden or orchard apples.
Spartan cordon apple tree – Season:
For use October to the turn of the year.
Spartan – appearance:
A gorgeous apple almost entirely coloured dark maroon red. Inside very white; no more than medium sized.
Spartan apple trees – flavour:
The tender pure white flesh is decidedly sweet and mellow with a lightly fruity flavour. Notes of melon or strawberry are usually present.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
A tree of medium vigour, very heavy cropper.
Spartan Apple Trees - Pollination: Spartan is partly self fertile and belongs in pollination group ‘C’ and will pollinate well with any other varieties in the same of adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Self fertile Cox's
Kidds Orange Red